Commencement May 6: Three ceremonies for 1,375 graduates

By University Communications
May 1, 2017
Graduates cross the stage to receive their diplomas during a December 2016 ceremony at UW-Stout.

Photo: Graduates cross the stage to receive their diplomas during a
December 2016 ceremony at UW-Stout.


University of Wisconsin-Stout’s spring semester commencement ceremonies will be held for 1,375 graduates Saturday, May 6, at Johnson Fieldhouse.

A total of 1,159 undergraduate and 216 Graduate School students will receive degrees in 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. ceremonies.

The 9:30 a.m. ceremony will be for graduates from the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management.

The 1:30 p.m. ceremony will be for graduates from the College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences.

The 5:30 p.m. ceremony will be for the College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Graduate School.

Chancellor Bob Meyer will address the graduates and confer degrees.

Patrick Guilfoile, provost and vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, will welcome the graduates and preside.

Deans of the colleges will present the graduates. They are Chuck Bomar, STEMM; Bob Salt, CEHHHS; and Maria Alm, CACHSS. Presenting the graduates for the Graduate School will be Glendali Rodriquez, associate vice chancellor.

Mark Parsons, vice chancellor for University Advancement and Marketing, will welcome the graduates into the Stout Alumni Association.

Music will be provided by the university’s Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra, directed by Aaron M. Durst. Choral selections will be performed by the university’s Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir, directed by Jerry Hui.

Commencement details

Doors open 45 minutes before each ceremony. Graduates should arrive no less than 45 minutes before their ceremony. Each program is expected to last from 1½ to 2 hours.

Receptions will immediately follow the ceremonies in room 50 of the Sports and Fitness Center. All graduates and guests are welcome.

Tickets are required for ages three and older. Each graduate will receive five tickets, which can be picked up at the Service Center, lower level, Memorial Student Center.

The ceremonies also can be viewed on a closed circuit projection screen at the Terrace of the Memorial Student Center. All ceremonies can be viewed via live feed from the UW-Stout commencement website.

Parking will be available in any UW-Stout lot.

For more information, go to the website or contact Commencement Coordinator Britta Miller, 715-232-4052.

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